Sea

On the Sea and Coastal Ecologies:
Early Modern Pasts and Uncertain Futures

On the Sea and Coastal Ecologies: Early Modern Pasts and Uncertain Futures

Our 2020-21 session on Sea is proud to be partnering with the UCHRI in the development of the University of California Multi-Campus Faculty Working Group.

From Sea to Sky 2021-2022 is a continuation of the 2020-2021 season focusing on Sea. The aim of from Sea to Sky is to move into Sky (the third space being focused on in our series). This project continues to partner with the UCHRI and it will culminate in a Symposium at the UC Davis Coastal and Marine Sciences Institute at Bodega Bay Marine Laboratory on May 16-20, 2022.

The 2020-21 session on Sea will feature events throughout the year. In addition to continuing the research for the Earth, Sea, Sky Research Group, this working group seeks to explore interdisciplinary connections for medieval and early modern depictions of the sea. The working group is dedicated to exploring the interface between the environmental humanities and the visual, material, and textual archives of early modern maritime and coastal ecologies, with a special emphasis on the Pacific coast.

This working group is also in conversation with faculty from the UC Davis Coastal Science Institute at the Bodega Bay Marine Lab.


Upcoming Events

Please join us for the Winter Sea to Sky Event: an Oecologies Reading Group

Friday February 18th from 10:30-12 PST | Zoom

Please RSVP by February 16th to Kirsten Schuhmacher: kschuhmacher@ucdavis.edu


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  1. Featured Image: Bottom Portion of “Water,” Adriaen Collaert, after Maerten de Vos, 1580 – 1584. Hand-colored engraving. https://www.rijksmuseum.nl/en/collection/RP-P-BI-6065

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